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Brit Armoured Crew helmet.

Article about: the helmet that started this thread is not a tank helmet it is an royal armoured corp helmet steal for the use of and will never be a tank crewmans helmet

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    Guys,

    Nothing special, but.

    I had to take it at 10, happy memories as a kid when your Boss and the driver would have one or indeed the Battery guide with his bike and you were stuck with that useless turtle shell, it was something to aspire to!

    A nice untouched one in good order.

    Jock
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    Looks like a mid 70's issue by the "socking" on the liner.
    .. There should be a date on the cross ribbing in the liner ..

    Cheers

    Gary J.

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    Here is my AFV helmet with its stocking liner, note the Para. type chin cup, is this usual on this period of helmet.Dated 1977. John.
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    now hang on guys
    these are not tank crew helmets
    they are royal armoured corps lids
    they were never worn on tanks
    they were only issued for dismounted reasons
    so please guys RAC helmet not tank helmet ??? OK guys
    its not and never wil be an AFV helmet
    ground mounted RAC troops
    this lid has never bin worn on a tank
    only on ground opps please realise that

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    Quote by ian View Post
    now hang on guys
    these are not tank crew helmets
    they are royal armoured corps lids
    they were never worn on tanks
    they were only issued for dismounted reasons
    so please guys RAC helmet not tank helmet ??? OK guys
    its not and never wil be an AFV helmet
    Fair enough, thanks for your info, now to my question regarding the Para. chin cup type webbing. Was this a common thing, thanks, John.

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    for a tanky ground lid no that chin strap is wrong
    it should be an elasticated single strap cheera ian

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    like the one in the first post
    but that is a lid from the 1970s
    the war time ones were realy no diferent "but for the linner "
    cheers ian

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    sorry guys i was a bit vercivourous theren
    from the 40s through the late 60s we didnt have a tank crew helmet IE worn when using the tank
    in the 70s we had the head crusher
    in the 80s we had the roman
    but they were actualused on the tank helmets
    cheers ian

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    if you want to see the roman type
    have a look at the thread "tanker helm,rt with a twist
    if you want to see the bone crusher ask and ill post
    cheers ian

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    back in the days of the larkspur radio system we had a hand held (mouth fit )mic with a head set
    then in the mid 70s we had the crew helmet tank " the bone crusher " still on the larkspur system
    than came "clansman" wow ?? the new geer ,,, same bone crusher helmet
    then came the roman ???
    much more comfortabe ,, BETTER,, well thats up to us users to debate
    now we have "BOWMAN "radio system ???? same "roman" helmets ??

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